Excerpts from his email
hey mom i am doing good. its not easy haha but I’m good. The weather here has been up and down. at times super hot especially going around every where on bikes and then pouring rain like crazy. There’s major thunder and lightning here because were in the desert. they told us a police officer just died like a week ago cause he got struck by lightning. pretty crazy stuff the lightning and thunder scare me here haha. so yes life is short that has been a theme here too. were working really hard and its not easy but we need to find people to teach haha something i struggle with just talking to people on the street knocking on doors all that good stuff haha not my favorite but something i gotta do.
M: Well son, what have I always told you boys about things that are hard, that's when we grow the most. So put yourself in the back seat and go forth as a representative of the Lord. As you keep knocking and talking to people, it will get easier. It may not ever be something you are totally comfortable with, I know to this day I don't like talking to people I don't know either or doing ice breakers or group work, but it is part of life today. So just go and do it! So how is the lightning and thunder there different?
M: well son, I am grateful that we can be of support to you and that you are seeing the world with different eyes. It is not all the same for everyone and so understanding how things are different can help you to be more accepting of others and their situation.
EP: yes i need to be more loving try and see things from his point of view and just love him. i definitely need to get better but talking to you guys kinda helps me see that and be more patient haha. but i will talk to you guys in a week love you guys. if you have time president told us to read the talk atonement and the journey of mortality by elder Bednar. i liked it a lot it was really cool.